Eagles Now Favorites To Win Division

foles2_400_110313So, Nick Foles prop bets exist. What were the odds of that at the beginning of the year?

Bovada released some gambling information that might be of interest to Eagles fans. Most notably, they currently list Chip Kelly‘s group as the favorites to win the NFC East. Here’s the breakdown:

Eagles 5/6
Cowboys 7/4
Giants 15/4
Redskins 25/1


Football Outsiders gives the Eagles a 61.1 percent chance of making the playoffs, up 18 percent from a week ago. By their calculations, they have a 53 percent chance of winning the division (Dallas has a 44 percent chance). They also have the likelihood of the Eagles landing a particular seed in the postseason. It breaks down as follows:




#1 seed: 0 percent
#2 seed: 3 percent
#3 seed: 21.3 percent
#4 seed: 28.9 percent
#5 seed: 1.1 percent
#6 seed:  6.7 percent

Per Bovada, the Eagles have 14/1 odds of winning the NFC and 33/1 odds of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. As for those Foles props:

Will Nick Foles lead the League in Passer Rating in the 2013 Regular Season? (Note: Foles is currently at 128.0 which would break Aaron Rodgers record of 122.5 in 2011)     

Yes   +150     (3/2)

No     -200     (1/2)

How many more Passes will Nick Foles throw before he throws his first interception this season? (Note: Foles has currently thrown 199 straight passes without an interception)

Over/Under   42½

I guess old No.9 has officially made it.

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  • G_WallyHunter

    Cue the Foles/Vick debate….(which doesn’t exist anymore)

    • cliff henny

      up-vote for instigation

      • Andy124

        Instigation gets up-votes? I could copy and paste a post from a Dutch twin from another site. That might instigate a bit. lol

        • cliff henny

          please do…waiting paint dry today.

          • Andy124

            Morally conflicted here. Doesn’t seem very classy to copy over a guy’s post in a negative context. On the other hand, I do like laughter.

            Ok, I’m not going to do that. But skim the comments on the latest IgglesBlitz post, it’s one of the long ones, and see if one catches your eye. :) Sort by Oldest, it’s not far down.

          • cliff henny

            dont even have to look, shahsomething writes some serious foles hate over there

          • Andy124

            Nailed it.

          • cliff henny

            just read it…makes me miss dutch

          • Andy124

            Miss dutch? I’m afraid you’ll have to walk that path alone my friend.

          • cliff henny

            dutch wasnt a complete sack of hammers on everything. knew alot about o-line for sure.

          • Andy124

            I have a sack of hammers in my garage and it just told me it’s insulted by that comment.

          • Andy124

            I’ve read it like 4 times now and it just keeps getting funnier.

          • cliff henny

            best line…And my football memory pretty much validates that

          • Andy124

            lmao.

            There there’s the
            no more evaluation needed;
            hasn’t made any NFL throws;
            no one in the profession thinks differently;
            and my personal favorite,
            it’s ok for him to play for now because the starter’s injured.

        • G_WallyHunter

          This kind of instigation gets upvotes lol, this debate specifically

    • BleedGreenJames

      BUT MIKE VICK IS FASTER AND CAN READ OPTION BETTER AND THROWS REAL HARD AND SHADY CANT RUN WITHOUT HIM AND CHIP LIKES FAST QBS BECAUSE THEY RUN FAST!

      • G_WallyHunter

        See this is the thing, it’s obvious Vick brings all those things to the table and Foles just can’t match it with anything, he can’t throw the deep ball like Vick either. Good point James, hopefully CK sees the same thing and does the right thing

      • Richard Colton

        i really appreciate the effort, but its just not the same. sigh.

      • Esther

        You guys are ALL IN on Foles, huh? Vick was running this offense pretty well when he was healthy. Vick has his limitations, but good god so does Foles and they are likely to be exposed over time. Vick is still very much in conversation – as much as folks would like to erase his name from Eagles history.

        • BleedGreenJames

          I’m not sold on anyone on the roster yet as the franchise QB. Can Foles be the guy? Sure. I definitely think so. But to this point he’s feasted on pretty meh opponents, and has played with a lead in the majority of his games this year. I want to see him rebound when he has a down first half, or see him match score for score with another great offense. As good a break as it was for us, I was still pretty disappointed that Rodgers couldn’t play the other week. Would have been a great test for Foles.

          But we have Arizona coming after the bye. If he can light that defense up or at least play as efficient as possible, I’ll be very impressed. But at this point, am I 100% sure Foles is our 2014 guy and beyond? Not quite.

    • GEAGLE

      What is this debate you speak of?

  • nicksaenz1

    No-Pick Nick. I’d take the over.

    • G_WallyHunter

      that shall be coined until, of course, he throws one (if he throws one, hehehe)

  • BHOtheLiar

    I guess we want the Giants this weekend. Odds aside, I think the boys have a better chance of falling apart.

    • erdessy

      If you think the Cowboys have a better chance of falling apart, then you want the Cowboys to win and knock the Giants out and then have the Cowboys fall apart the rest of the way as you say. If Giants win I’d be worried with them one behind the birds.

      • jayofdajungle

        How about a tie?

        • G_WallyHunter

          Eli and Tony can pull a Donovan?

      • BHOtheLiar

        Just goin by the odds, but I tend to agree with ya. Giants make me nervous right now and I think both have more favorable schedules than the birds. Tie might hurt both.

  • EaglePete

    Love it. Who wouldve thought the bye week would be this much fun?

    • G_WallyHunter

      Agreed, who would have thought this season would be so much fun?
      I think it has officially exceeded my expectations by about 200%, and we’re only at week 12

      • Max Lightfoot

        Same here, my friend to the north. I guess I can amend my 6-10 prediction for this season, huh?

        • G_WallyHunter

          Ha, most definitely, change it the other way. 4-12 to division champs? can’t believe itt
          If Foles goes 5-0 or 4-1, he will be in some serious MVP talks, I know it’s been mentioned in earlier posts, but jeeze. Foles in MVP talks, tell me that at the beginning of the season and you’d be considered mentally insane.

          • Max Lightfoot

            Well, if I weren’t mentally insane I wouldn’t be an Eagles fan.

  • Mike B

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has been suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL football. Specifically his own prop bets.

  • Andy124

    (Note: Foles has currently thrown 199 straight passes without an interception)

    Well, now we know who to blame when Foles does throw his first interception. It won’t be Foles’ fault. Psh, like any pick would ever be his fault. It won’t be because a receiver read their option route wrong or the OL blew their protection.

    It’s Tim’s fault. Thanks Tim.

    • G_WallyHunter

      I’d say it Vick’s fault, last year Vick showed Nick how to turn the ball over properly, I’d blame it on Mike

      • Andy124

        And taught him to try and block (poorly) on running plays.

        • G_WallyHunter

          Ya i mean, that’s another thing. I’m all for Vick backing him up, but if he’s going to keep teaching him the wrong things he has to go

    • GEAGLE

      You can’t jinx FOles…

      FOles can light a fire rubbing two ice cubes together..

      FOles doesn’t flush toilets,,he scares the crap out of them

      FOles hand is the only hand that can beat a royal flush

      They made FOles toilet paper, but there was a problem, it wouldn’t take crap from anyone

  • Dominik

    So, I get 3/2 if Foles leads the league in Passer Rating at the end of the season and I can’t vote for him to go to the Pro Bowl.

    Kudos, NFL, you definitely have the right system to pick the players for this event…

    I think I vote for Weeden, the guy deserves it.

    • Andy124

      Vote for Pedro.

  • DirtyWaters

    Anything look off?

    • nicksaenz1

      Division leaders are missing from the list

      • DirtyWaters

        that’ll teach me to post while standing in the deli line.

  • GEAGLE

    Normally I don’t like being the favorite, but this team has the leadership in the locker room and coaches to stay hungry….
    ….
    We never won in Oakland, so FOles made Oakland his B*tch.

    We never beat the cardinals…guess what’s going down next week?

    • ACViking

      We haven’t beaten the Cards since Thanksgiving 2008.

      The Eagles used up all their red Karma in that blow out.

  • Wildo

    I’m so tired of hearing analysts talk about Foles like he’s a sub-par QB. You keep hearing things like “he’s gotten lucky” or “he’s benefiting from the success of the run game”.. I’m sure next it will be “he’s playing behind the best o-line in the league”. If we were 1-4 with his starts and he had the same numbers they would be talking about “you have to make a play when it counts to be a successful QB in this league” or “a true QB carries his team to victory”. The guy has done nothing but make plays, NOT make mistakes, and they’re 4-1. Give credit where credit is due. He was a 4th round pick in last years draft and he’s 24 years old. Why is this not a great up and coming talent and hidden gem story like you see with other teams?

    • Andy124

      3rd round.

    • theedevilsadvocate

      because despite how much we love our birds the rest of america doesnt… its just that simple noone really likes the birds everyone roots against us when it matters most that has been my experience.